hurted

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hurted

  1. (archaic or nonstandard) simple past tense and past participle of hurt
    • a1536, William Tyndale, An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue read in William Tyndale, Henry Walter, An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue, &c, &c, The Parker Society (1850), p. 74,
      And so long as it was understood what was meant by them, and they did but serve the people, and preach one thing or another unto them, they hurted not greatly.
    • 1715, An Inquiry Into the Origin of Parliamentary Impeachments, J Peele, p. 38,
      And that by his Legacy, no Man shou'd be hurted or offended: And upon that Condition, and no other, he was admitted by your Grace to be Legate.
    • 1766, Jonathan Swift - the Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift
      The Dean then ran up the great stairs, down one pair of back-stairs, up another, in so violent a manner, that Mrs Pilkington could not help expressing her uneasiness to Mrs Brent, lest he should fall, and be hurted.
    • 1817, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria
      Yet the sting of the adder remains venomous, though there are many who have taken up the evil thing, and it hurted them not.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, Wee Willie Winkie read in Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories, Courier Dover Publications (1994), p. 76
      ‘Are you badly, badly hurted?' shouted Wee Willie Winkie, as soon as he was within range. ‘You didn't ought to be here.'
    • 1907, J.M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
      And you never went near to see was he hurted or what ailed him at all?
    • 1911, Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
      Timmy coughed and groaned, because his ribs hurted him.
    • 2006, John Waller, Irish Flames: Peter Waller's True Story of the Arrival of the Black and Tans, Yiannis Books, ISBN: 0954788729, p.66,
      "Well, ye see doctor, it's like this. I mean to say, the lad is far from home and he hurted his leg up yonder in Firgrove Wood."
    • 2006, Jonathan Rogers, The Way of the Wilderking, Broadman & Holman Publishers, ISBN: 0805431330, p. 78,
      That hurted Mr. Bear, you know. But mostly, it made him mad.

Usage notes[edit]

From the 15th century to the mid-19th century, hurted was used as a standard alternative to hurt and various other spellings as the simple past tense and past participle of to hurt. From the late 19th century, well-known writers have rarely used it except in jocular fashion or in works for children. It is now nonstandard.